The Writing Center
Norlin Library
Norlin Commons, Room E111
317 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309
(303) 735 6906 |

The Writing Center

The CU-Boulder Writing Center offers writers from across disciplines and skill levels the opportunity to work one-on-one with professionally trained writing consultants. We help writers at all stages of the writing process from planning through revision. Writing Center sessions strive to address writers' stated needs while attending to relevant disciplinary, rhetorical, grammatical, and stylistic concerns. Consultants provide feedback and advice that promote writers' abilities to communicate successfully and think critically in the complex and changing environments of the university, the workplace, and society.

Services are FREE to CU students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Norlin Location

Norlin Commons (Norlin E111, near the east entrance of Norlin Library)

Summer 2015 (June 2 - August 7, closed on university scheduled holidays)

Monday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Booking Norlin Appointments

Norlin Writing Center sessions must be reserved with an appointment. We recommend making your reservations at least five days in advance. Appointments can be made in person or online. Once you've registered with our scheduling site, you can log on to view and reserve appointments up to seven days in advance. If you're having difficulty finding an appointment time, please stop by to see Melynda about possible same-day openings and special advance booking.

Writers' Lounges in A&S RAPs

The Writing Center is offering weekly Writers’ Lounges in the Global RAP, BRAP, COMM RAP, Kittredge Central North, Health Professions RAP, Libby Arts RAP, Sewall History and Culture RAP, and Smith Honors RAP. Each Lounge is hosted by a professional writing consultant from the CU-Boulder Writing Center offering one-to-one feedback and advice about writing.

Writers’ Lounges offer a casual, walk-in based service where students can seek answers to quick writing-related questions as they plan and write papers.

Writers' Lounge Schedule

The Writers' Lounge will re-open for Fall 2015 in September; times and locations TBA.

Peer Tutoring at C4C

The Writing Center is pleased to announce that undergraduate writing tutors will be offering walk-in writing support at the Center for Community (C4C) again this spring with generous support from CU Housing’s ASAP tutoring program. Peer tutors have completed a course in writing center pedagogy and a one-semester tutoring practicum.

Fifty-minute sessions are on a first-come first-served basis, so students are advised to get to C4C early to ensure availability.

C4C Peer Writing Tutors Walk-in Hours

Peer Tutoring at C4C will resume for Fall 2015 in September; times and locations TBA.

Graduate Writing Support (GWS)

The Writing Center, with generous assistance from the Graduate School, offers specialized support for graduate students working on lengthy manuscripts such as dissertations, theses, and publications. Graduate writing specialists have training and experience assisting graduate writers from across disciplines. Extended consultant preparation time and regularly-scheduled meetings permit us to help graduate writers improve cogency, organization, analysis, and style, as well as manage project timelines and prepare for oral defenses. The capacity of the GWS program is limited and requires an intake interview to ensure the project and writer’s needs match program objectives.

We're pleased to announce that GWS is offering limited summer hours this year. Please contact for more information.

Contact Information

The Writing Center Manager, Melynda Slaughter, can be reached at (303) 735-6906 or for questions about appointments, graduate writing support (GWS), and arranging tours.

The Writing Center Director, Eric Klinger, can be reached at 303-492-1690 or for faculty and administrative inquiries and questions about Writers’ Lounges, undergraduate peer tutors, and employment opportunities.

For information about writing (WRTG) courses at CU, please call the Program for Writing & Rhetoric at (303) 492-8188 or email at